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Unit History: RFA Wave Victor

RFA Wave Victor
WAVE VICTOR  1943
 
8,128 grt; 16,650 tons nominal full displacement.
 
465ft 3ins x 64ft x 35ft 6ins (68ft o/a)
 
Built 1944  Furness Shipbuilding Ltd, Haverton Hill-on-Tees.
 
Launched 30th September 1943 as EMPIRE BOUNTY
 
Three drum type boilers.
 
Two Parson type doubled reducing geared HP & LP Steam Turbines.
 
Single screw; 6,800 shp; 15 knots
 
1943 EMPIRE BOUNTY; MOWT; managed Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.
 
1946 WAVE VICTOR, Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
Pennant : A220
 
1954 January : WAVE VICTOR had a major engine room fire and had to be
 
        abandoned, the fire was put out the following day.
 
        The vessel was nearly lost due to this fire.
1960 Chartered to Air Ministry, fuelling hulk at Gan Island, Maldives.
1975 Hulked  Manila Bay, Philippines
 
1981 Scrapped
 
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Active From: 1943 - 1981

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